The all-new SEAT Arona has arrived in Ireland, priced from €17,995.
The new Arona is SEAT’s third new model release in 2017, after the upgraded Leon and the all-new Ibiza. The compact crossover is another addition to the SEAT range in its biggest product offensive ever, which also includes the Ateca SUV and the upcoming large 7 seater size SUV that will be released in late 2018.
The SEAT Arona sits within the SUV range below the SEAT Ateca and features a number of driver assistance and comfort features such as Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Hill Hold control, Fatigue Detection, Rain and Headlight Sensors and Multi-Collision Brake, Keyless Entry and Start System, rear camera, premium 8″ black panel touchscreen, wireless charger with GSM signal amplifier, Rear Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection and Park Assistance System, which works for both parallel and angle parking.
In terms of connectivity, the new SEAT Arona features Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Mirror Link. There’s an optional BeatsAudio with 6 premium speakers, a 300W 8-channel amplifier and a subwoofer in the boot.
The new SEAT Arona offers S, SE, FR and XCELLENCE trims.
The FR trim includes optional dual-mode suspension, and the SEAT Drive Profile with four modes: Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual.
To simplify the process of ordering the new SEAT Arona, the optional equipment is grouped into packages.
All of the engines available have direct injection, a turbocharger, and automatic stop & start. There are three different petrol engines to choose from: the 3-cylinder, 1.0 TSI 95PS, which is linked to a five-speed manual gearbox; the 1.0 TSI 115PS, which comes with a six-speed manual gearbox or the dual-clutch seven-speed DSG transmission; and a new four-cylinder 1.5 TSI 150PS with active cylinder disconnection technology, which is exclusive to the FR trim and is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox.
As for diesel options, the 1.6 TDI will be available with 95 and 115PS. The 95 PS version can be paired with a five-speed manual transmission or the seven-speed DSG, and the 115PS with a six-speed gearbox.
Neil Dalton, Head of Marketing and Product at SEAT Ireland commented, “We are delighted to finally welcome the all-new SEAT Arona to Ireland and are extremely confident it will be very well received. Our SUV range is proving to be extremely popular, and the Arona is the perfect complement to its larger brother the Ateca, which is continuing to generate a phenomenal reaction from Irish drivers”.